Families need evidence-based community-based treatment options to help adolescent behavioral, trauma, and mental health issues.
What does “evidence-based” mean? It means that researchers have conducted studies to determine whether a treatment has:
- Demonstrated effectiveness in scientific evaluations and randomized control trials.
- Been assessed in large studies with diverse populations or through multiple replications by independent researchers. Not by the developer of the model (aka someone who gains or profits from it).
- Resulted in significant and sustained effects for a minimum of 6 months post-treatment.
Below are a list of evidence-based treatment methods and programs to serve a wide array of adolescents and children with a variety of issues. Some programs and treatments will be more effective for certain issues than others so please take the time to read into each program/model to understand where their strengths lie.